Kentucky Constitution

The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky was first adopted in 1792.  It has been rewritten three times.  The versions of the Constitution were adopted in 1799, 1850 and 1891.  The current constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention of September 28, 1891.  It was ratified by vote of the people on August 3, 1891.  The Kentucky constitution of 1891 has sections instead of articles.  Even though the text of the constitution indicates individual article topics, there are no article numbers.  The Kentucky Constitution consists of a preamble, 263 sections and another section for schedule and ordinance.

Two ways to amend the Kentucky Constitution are:

  • A legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, and
  • A constitutional convention

Full Text of Kentucky Constitution


Inside Kentucky Constitution